Is that app you're using for work a security threat?

Is that app you’re using for work a security threat?

by Matthew Wall, BBC News

OK, so how many of you have downloaded Pokemon Go on to your work phone? Come on, admit it.

If you were surprised the IT department let you do this, don’t be – many companies have absolutely no idea what their staff are up to it seems.

For example, when cyber-security firm Imperva asked one of its banking clients how many apps it thought its staff were using, the firm estimated between 75 and 100 in total. The figure was actually closer to 800.

Why does this matter?

Cloud-based apps often gain access to the camera, location, data and contacts on your phone. So you never know how much sensitive company information they may be snaffling.

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